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Old August 14th, 2017, 09:17 AM   #1
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Camera bag or case recommendations or experiences with JVC LS300?

What sort of case/bags are people using and do you like them? I picked up a couple different cheap $50 bags at Amazon.com and they have lasted me a couple months of very very very light usage... and they rip and tear, not terribly over loaded, but for $30-$50 camera bag they are garbage. For my old JVC HD110 I have a huge bag that came with the camera from B&H, semi ridged and I think retailed for $350 at the time. I will probably order a Porta Brace BK-5HDV camera backpack https://www.bhphotovideo.com/…/porta...5hdv_backpack… for $159. Even if it's not ideal, a backpack with a couple lenses and accessories for hikes to shoot sounds good, even if it doesn't become my main bag/case. But what is everyone else using and do you/do not recommend?
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Old August 14th, 2017, 09:49 AM   #2
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I have several bags that were relatively expensive, but have stayed with me through a bunch of cameras...

I keep my much-modified BM Micro in a fifteen year old Cine-Bag with three lenses, another on the camera, which also has an external power module, nose mic, matte box and an EVF attached. Consequently I don't need to assemble and disassemble on jobs. It's a really sturdy, protective bag...

My LS300 travels in a Tenba that I originally bought for my C100, and it fits in there snuggly with the Z-Finder Pro EVF still attached to the handle... An additional lens, batteries and charger ride along, and It's a carry-on for most airlines..

And of course there's PortaBrace... They have something that fits almost any need... They may seem to be overly expensive, but I'm using one I bought in 1996 for my sound gear and it still looks new (well, there are a couple of abrasions, but no tears)... I prefer the blue to the black or camo, BTW... Don't know why they didn't stay true to their signature blue...
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Old August 14th, 2017, 12:17 PM   #3
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Just ordered the Porta Brace backpack BK-5HDV version. It will not fulfill all of my needs, but temporarily for it hopefully will be good for it's intention. A bigger heavier duty bag/case will be ideal, but for now a short hike for location shooting with video camera, tripod and say a nightstand with reflector the Porta Brace backpack for $159 seems like a no brainer for now anyway. I'll check into the brands you mentioned for my main bag (traveling in vehichle/studio/transport) etc.
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Old August 14th, 2017, 02:49 PM   #4
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Re: Camera bag or case recommendations or experiences with JVC LS300?

I bought this bag at the beginning of the year and although I've used it almost daily, it looks and feels almost new. https://www.camrade.com/run-gunbackpack-medium.html

I can fit more than enough gear in it and it sits comfortably on my back. The laptop sleeve is a bonus, and there's a rain cover for when you need it. I highly recommend it. In fact, one of the reasons I bought it was because in the picture, you can see that the JVC LS300 is the example camera - fits nice and snug.
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Old August 15th, 2017, 09:14 AM   #5
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Re: Camera bag or case recommendations or experiences with JVC LS300?

For local transport I really like Tenba's Cineluxe 16 shoulderbag... fits the LS-300, a short video mic (eg. Rode VideoMic), a couple lenses and accessories nicely...

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...er_bag_16.html

For airplane travel, I recently purchased the combo hardcase / backpack developed by SKB and Think Tank Photo. Held everything I needed for a two week trip (LS-300, 5 lenses, batteries & chargers, shotgun mic, as well as an Olympus OMD-EM1 for stills using the same lenses). Backpack was very comfortable and not uncomfortably large. The hardcase meets regulations for overhead luggage, rolls like luggage, and is lockable...

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...hink_tank.html
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Old August 15th, 2017, 09:55 AM   #6
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BTW, above I mistyped Cine-Bag when I meant Cine-Gear....
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Old August 15th, 2017, 11:28 AM   #7
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Re: Camera bag or case recommendations or experiences with JVC LS300?

I'm using the Porta Brace CAR2CAM

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...argo_case.html
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